Category: Cross-platform

Delphi

Delphi is a programming language developed by Borland in 1994, as a successor to Turbo Pascal. Development of Delphi was started in 1993 and its first version, Delphi 1.0, was launched on 15 February 1995.

Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR allows developers to use HTML, JavaScript, Flash, and ActionScript in order to create web applications that do not require an internet connection, but instead run as standalone applications without the need of a browser.

Xamarin

Xamarin is a cross-platform development platform that allows developers to write mobile applications in C#, and run them on major mobile platforms (Android and iOS).

In February 2016, Xamarin was acquired by Microsoft, which means that Xamarin is now integrated with Microsoft’s developer tools and services. Alongside this, Xamarin SDK also became open source.

Cordova (PhoneGap)

Apache Cordova (formerly known as PhoneGap) is one of the most popular mobile app development frameworks. It was initially developed by Nitobi, and its purpose is to enable developers to build mobile applications using CSS3, HTML and JavaScript, instead of relying (like before) on platform-specific APIs.

Apache Cordova enables features from JavaScript and HTML to function properly on mobile devices. The apps developed using this framework are hybrid apps, and although the apps are not built using the specific APIs of the mobile platforms, they have access to native platform features.

Qt

Qt is a cross-platform framework used widely for app software development. It can be run on a multitude of software and hardware platforms, such as: Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and more.

Although Qt is especially used for developing apps with graphical user interfaces, it can also be used for developing apps that don’t have a user interface.

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